致命的 Fatal

致命的

Fatal



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

致命的
chi mei teki

Fatal

chi to do, bring about

mei life

teki suffix for forming adjectives from nouns



一致 icchi – agreement [A]

inochi – life [B]
命令 mei rei – command [B]
一時的 ichi ji teki – momentary, fleeting [A]
具体的 gu tai teki – concretely (not abstract) [I]

Bernard never knew what hit him.


SUGGESTED USAGE:

シンディーへの印象をよくするためにバーナードはめがねをはずしたので、致命的な誤りをおかしました。
shindi- e no inshou o yoku suru tame ni ba-na-do wa megane o hazushita node, chimeiteki na ayamari o okashimashita.

Removing his glasses to impress Cindy, Bernard made a fatal mistake.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

シンディー shindi – Cindy Since there is no native sound in Japanese for DY you make a small ィ after the デ to get the sound.

e – to

印象をよくするために inshou o yoku suru tame ni – in order to impress… INSHOU means impress; TAME NI means in order to
バーナード ba-na-do – Our hero, Bernard
めがね megane – (eye) glasses

はずした hazushita – remove, take off from HAZUSU
ので node – therefore
誤り ayamari – mistake (In this case a big mistake)

おかしました okashimashita – to commit (a crime…)


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